Texas State University–San Marcos is partnering in a research collaborative at the Education Research Center at UT-Austin. Participating universities include three University of Texas System campuses (Austin, San Antonio and Pan American) and Texas State University - San Marcos. Dr. Larry Price is the Texas State research coordinator for the UT-Austin ERC.
The UT-Austin ERC is funded by a $1 million grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to establish a research center that will report findings on critical education issues in Texas.
The mission is to lead the state in educational policy research and provide access to high quality longitudinal state data. We seek to advance Texas education and workforce by generating academically sound research and policy work. The data spans from the Pre-K level through the pipeline into higher education, and the Texas workforce. The analyses and findings will be available to policymakers, opinion leaders, the media, and the general public.
College of Education faculty currently conducting research with ERC include Dr. Jennifer Battle, Dr. Carol Delaney, Dr. David Caverly, Dr. Emily Miller Payne, and Dr. Larry Price. Dr. Gail Ryser, a research associate, will also participate in the research.
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University faculty who are interested in conducting educational research using data compiled by the Texas Education Agency and/or Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board may submit a research proposal to the UT-Austin ERC. The proposal submission form and checklist are available for download below.